This Dangerous Sport is Gaining Traction in South America

By: Michael Baxter - May 6, 2014
References: marcocasino & designboom
The new big thing in South Africa, train surfing, is every bit as dangerous as it is exhilarating. In Katlehong, South Africa, train surfing has taken off as a high octane and extremely deadly sport.

Imagine climbing on top of a train that is barreling down the tracks at maximum speed. Now imagine having to pull off moves for style points as your body is thrown every which way by the high speed winds. That's the reality for South African's who partake in this train surfing trend.

The game isn't all glamorous and extreme though. There is a very real possibility of death. Participants can be crushed or have limps ripped off by the trains as they travel. Using their lives as chips, these daredevils risk life and limb for the thrill.



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